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How SERVPRO of Ventura Supports Realtors in Selling Listings

2/23/2024 (Permalink)

Realtor Giving House Keys to new homeowner SERVPRO of Ventura helping Realtors in Ventura County.

Are you a realtor in Ventura County looking to sell properties faster and for better prices? SERVPRO of Ventura is here to help! Selling a property can be tough, especially with issues like water damage, fire damage, or mold. But we've got your back to make it easier.Here's how we can assist you:Quick Response: We're available 24/7 to handle any emergency restoration needs swiftly, ensuring minimal impact on your listing's marketability.Expertise: With years of experience, we know how to handle all kinds of damage, making sure the property looks good as new.Complete Services: From water extraction to odor removal, we provide all-around restoration services, leaving the property in top-notch condition.Better Appeal: Our services can enhance your listing's appeal, making it stand out to potential buyers and speeding up the selling process.Peace of Mind: Partnering with us gives you peace of mind, knowing that the restoration work is in good hands, allowing you to focus on selling.In short, SERVPRO of Ventura is your partner in real estate success. Let us help you sell your listings faster and for better prices. Contact us today to experience the difference!

The Unexpected Wave at Ventura Beach

12/29/2023 (Permalink)

Ventura Ocean Waves Ventura Ocean Waves

December 28, 2023, became a memorable day at Ventura Beach, but not for the usual reasons. Instead of a typical sunny beach day, a huge wave changed everything.

The Wave Hits:
On this day, people were enjoying the beach when suddenly, a massive wave appeared. It was much larger than the normal waves at Ventura Beach and took everyone by surprise. The wave crashed onto the shore, causing panic and confusion. Nine people were injured and needed to go to the hospital because of it.

After the Wave:
The wave left a mark on Ventura Beach. It showed how quickly the ocean can change and become dangerous. People started to look at the ocean differently, realizing it needs to be respected for its power.

Help from SERVPRO of Ventura:
For those who had damage from the wave, there was help available. SERVPRO of Ventura, a company that specializes in fixing water damage, was ready to assist. They offered their services to anyone who needed to repair their homes or businesses after the wave hit.

The wave at Ventura Beach was a reminder of the ocean's power. It taught the community to be careful and prepared. And with help from companies like SERVPRO of Ventura, people could start to rebuild and get back to normal.

SERVPRO of Ventura: Over 15 Years of Excellence in Restoration Services in Ventura County

12/11/2023 (Permalink)

Truck of SERVPRO of Ventura with a Ventura Pier view SERVPRO of Ventura Serving Ventura County since 2009

Water damage can be a significant disruption, especially in a business setting. This was exactly the case for a Ventura County business owner who recently experienced unexpected water damage in their commercial property. Without delay, they reached out to SERVPRO of Ventura, knowing our reputation for quick and reliable service.

Our response was immediate. SERVPRO of Ventura's team of experienced technicians arrived at the site promptly, ready to tackle the issue head-on. First, they conducted a comprehensive assessment to determine the extent of the water damage. Identifying the source of the problem was crucial to prevent further damage.

Once the source was located, our team used advanced water extraction equipment to remove all standing water. This step is vital in halting the spread of damage and beginning the restoration process.

The next phase involved drying and dehumidifying the affected areas. This is a critical step in ensuring that no moisture is left behind, as lingering dampness can lead to mold growth and additional damage. Our team carefully monitored the drying process, making adjustments as necessary to ensure optimal results.

In a matter of days, SERVPRO of Ventura successfully dried the property and restored it to its pre-damage condition. The business owner was relieved and impressed with the efficiency and effectiveness of our service, which allowed their business operations to resume with minimal downtime.

SERVPRO of Ventura is committed to providing top-notch water damage restoration services. We understand the challenges that water damage can pose, especially in commercial spaces, and we are equipped to handle these situations promptly and professionally.

If you're in Ventura County and face a water damage emergency, remember that SERVPRO of Ventura is just a call away. We're here to help you get your business back to normal as quickly as possible. For immediate assistance, contact SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

A Salute to Courage: Honoring Veterans in Ventura with SERVPRO

11/10/2023 (Permalink)

Veterans Day SERVPRO of Ventura supports Veterans

As Veterans Day draws near, we at SERVPRO of Ventura take a moment to extend our deepest gratitude to the veterans in our community and beyond. Their unparalleled courage and dedication in serving our nation deserve our utmost respect and acknowledgment, not just on this special day but throughout the year.

While this year may not feature specific Veterans Day events in Ventura, the spirit of honoring our heroes remains undiminished. We recognize every veteran's contribution to our nation's safety and freedom and take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks.

At SERVPRO of Ventura, our commitment to honoring veterans is a year-round endeavor. Whether through our hiring practices that welcome veterans into our workforce or through our services, we strive to show our appreciation in tangible ways.

We've had the privilege of working alongside many veterans and hearing their inspiring stories. Each story, whether it's about their time in service or their life afterward, is a testament to their resilience and strength. On our website and social media, we'll be sharing some of these powerful narratives as a tribute to their service.

In lieu of local events, we encourage our community to find personal ways to show appreciation for veterans. This could be through volunteering with veteran-focused organizations, reaching out to veterans you know with a message of thanks, or simply learning more about the significance of Veterans Day.

This Veterans Day, let us all take a moment to reflect on the bravery and sacrifices of our veterans. At SERVPRO of Ventura, we remain dedicated to honoring these remarkable men and women, not only today but every day.

SERVPRO of Ventura specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after fire, smoke, or water damage. Our team, which proudly includes veterans, is highly trained in property damage restoration. We're committed to responding immediately to any size disaster, providing professional and empathetic service in your time of need.

Celebrating Halloween Safely: Tips and Tricks with SERVPRO of Ventura

10/30/2023 (Permalink)

fall decoration adorns beautiful entry way to home Halloween with SERVPRO of Ventura

Halloween is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to get into the festive spirit with decorations, costumes, and treats. But as we immerse ourselves in the joy of the season, it's important to keep safety in mind, especially when it comes to protecting our homes and properties. SERVPRO of Ventura, a leading expert in cleaning and restoration services, offers valuable tips and tricks to ensure a safe and enjoyable Halloween for everyone.

  1. Safe Decorating Practices Halloween decorations can transform your home into a spooky wonderland, but it's crucial to install them safely. SERVPRO of Ventura recommends using battery-operated candles instead of real ones to reduce the risk of fire. Ensure that all decorations are away from open flames and heat sources, and secure any loose wires or cords to prevent tripping hazards.

  2. Preparing Your Property Before the trick-or-treaters arrive, take some time to inspect your property. Ensure that walkways are clear of any obstacles and well-lit, and check that all railings and stairs are secure. SERVPRO of Ventura can assist with any necessary cleanup or repairs to make sure your property is safe for visitors.

  3. Mold Prevention Tips With the fall season comes cooler temperatures and increased humidity, creating the perfect conditions for mold growth. To prevent mold in your home, SERVPRO of Ventura suggests keeping indoor humidity levels low, ensuring proper ventilation in areas like bathrooms and kitchens, and quickly addressing any water leaks or damage.

  4. Emergency Preparedness In case of any unexpected incidents, it's crucial to be prepared. SERVPRO of Ventura offers 24/7 emergency services to address water, fire, or mold damage. Having their contact information handy can provide peace of mind and ensure a quick response in the event of an emergency.

  5. Post-Halloween Cleanup After the festivities are over, it's time to clean up and ensure that your property is back in top condition. SERVPRO of Ventura provides professional cleaning services to help with any post-Halloween mess, including debris removal, deep cleaning, and odor elimination.

Halloween is a time for fun and festivities, but it's important to prioritize safety and property protection. With the expert tips and services provided by SERVPRO of Ventura, you can enjoy a safe and memorable Halloween celebration. Remember to practice safe decorating, prepare your property, prevent mold growth, be prepared for emergencies, and trust SERVPRO of Ventura for all your post-Halloween cleanup needs. Happy haunting!


2/15/2022 (Permalink)

toilet bowl in the bathroom Toilet bowl

Keeping workplace restrooms clean in your office or facility is crucial to success of your business. Things can quickly get out of hand if too much time goes. This is especially true if you have a large number of employees.

One of the sought after places in the office is the toilet. This is an area that employees usually don’t clean up after themselves. But It is the most important part of the building to be properly and regularly cleaned and disinfected appropriately because it where people get relieve their upset stomach, wash their faces, clean their hands, urinate or sometimes chat with officemates. A clean and disinfected restroom helps prevent the spread of illness-causing germs, such as Salmonella. E. coli and norovirus which are routinely found in restrooms. If your employees get sick due to these germs it could impact the bottom line of the company.

Let us take a look at some of the other reasons why it is important to keep the office toilets clean.

  1. Safety

A clean toilet is a safe toilet. Maintaining the cleanliness of the toilets regularly would lessen the attacks of the disease causing germs which could mean happy and healthy employees. Clean bathroom/toilets could also prevent injuries. Unexpected falls or tumbles and any other accidents caused by unclean and disarranged installations may be prevented if your toilet is clean and dry.

  1. Work environment

Regularly checking the toilet and keeping it clean would help boost the motivation of employees, increase productivity, and help with their wellbeing.

  1. Marketing

A lot of people may come and go during business hours. Some are clients, some are dealers and some are just visitors. The experience with one visit could leave a lasting impression on them. A clean toilet may project either a desirable or foul image to your clients depending on how well maintained it is.

Keeping the toilet clean could be a task you can do yourselves but there are companies that offer top-notch cleaning services like ours, we trained our staff to provide quality cleaning services that would guarantee 100 percent satisfaction. SERVPRO of Ventura is here to help. Call us at (805) 656-3911.


9/18/2020 (Permalink)

Home Hazards on Winter Ventura, California Home Hazards on Winter Ventura, California


The winter season is approaching. The days become shorter and the temperatures are lower. No matter where you live, winter brings a change in the weather. To keep our homes cozy, we use alternative heat sources like fireplaces, portable space heaters, and wood burning stoves. But winter products such as hot water bottles, electric blankets and heaters can cause burns and other injuries. Keeping warm and safe during colder months of the year also means being alert to indoor health hazards. Here are simple tips should help to keep you safe at home this winter.

  1. Install smoke alarms throughout your home and test them monthly. Change the batteries every year, perhaps on a memorable date such as a birthday.
  2. Keep anything flammable at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or a portable space heater.
  3. Have an escape plan in the event of a home fire and practice it regularly.
  4. If you have a fireplace in your home, make sure the chimney is clean and not blocked. Always place a screen in front of a fireplace when it’s being used, and never burn rubbish such as plastics or foam, wood that is painted.
  5. Don’t overload the fireplace with too many logs or an excessively large fire. This can cause damage to the chimney if it overheats. This also increases the chances of a log becoming dislodged from the pile and rolling out.
  6. Ensure the fire is extinguished before you leave your home or go to bed. Never leave a lit fireplace unattended, especially when children are present.
  7. Always keep children away from open heat sources such as fireplaces and gas stoves, and remember that even clothing with a ‘low fire danger’ label can still catch fire.
  8. Never use your gas oven or stove as a room heater.
  9. Never leave burning candles or any open flame unattended.
  10. Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
  11. Check existing smoke alarms to ensure they work and are in the right places.
  12. Have your heating equipment inspected and cleaned by a qualified professional before each winter season.

Don't let fire hurt your home or you. Identify potential hazards and follow safety tips.

If your property does suffer fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Advantage

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Advantage SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Advantage

The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it NOW.  According to the latest industry research as many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster.  Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place.  Pre-Planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. 

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Advantage:

  • A no cost assessment of your facility
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Ventura as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

SERVPRO of Ventura is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in order.  Contact SERVPRO of Ventura to have a Sales and Marketing Representative to get you started with your business Emergency Ready Profile today.

Call us at (805) 656-3911


5/6/2020 (Permalink)


The coronavirus pandemic that’s shattered lives throughout high-income countries is hitting the developing world as well. The outbreak has spread around the world; it has become more difficult to manage. Countries closed borders and implemented measures to lessen the spread of the virus from national quarantines to school closures. The new coronavirus can spread unnoticed so easily, many governments have felt the best way to ensure people have minimal contact with each other is to order total lockdowns, with people only being allowed to leave to get food or medicine, and to practice social distancing when they do leave their houses. But you may have noticed that some people have responded very differently to new rules on lockdown.

On May 1st in the afternoon, a large crowd gathered in the front lawn of the Ventura County Government Center.  More than 500 people took part in the event. The people protested the decision to shut down businesses and church services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The participants dressed in red, white and blue as they circled the complex in vehicles creating a steady stream of honking their horns and waving signs with freedom.

Even though coronavirus has spread and there are more than 500 cases in the county, it’s disappointing to see hundreds of people disregarding safety protocol. There was no social distancing at the rally and no one was wearing masks. The participants exposed themselves to sickness.

The rally was peaceful. But the protesters were warned that for not following the safety guidelines they could face the potential for prosecution.

Under the statewide stay at home order, county leaders may not be able to reopen much until Governor Gavin Newsom returns control to the counties.


5/6/2020 (Permalink)

people wearing mask HOW TO PREPARE COVID 19 (CORONAVIRUS)

How to Prepare

The CDC recommends the following steps for your family or business in case COVID-19 spreads in your community:

  1. Stay tuned to local news and government organizations to keep up to date with information related to COVID-19 in your local area.
  2. Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and take the following steps if you’re symptomatic:
    1. Stay home when you are sick.
    2. Call your doctor or emergency room before you visit.
    3. Practice “social distancing” by limiting your movements and interactions with others.
  3. Take extra precautions if you or someone you live with is considered "Higher Risk."
  4. Protect your family and business by cleaning frequently-touched surfaces regularly.
  5. Create a plan for your household and business to ensure minimal disruption to daily activities.
    1. Ensure you have a two-week supply of essentials for your home and business.
    2. Establish communication protocols with your family and coworkers.



4/17/2020 (Permalink)



Due to global pandemic, many of us are forced to stay at home. This is to lessen the spread of coronavirus. Schools and other workplaces began to close down. Remaining inside is a good way to protect ourselves from the virus but it could also lead to a boredom and stir craziness.

Here are tips to help make your time quarantined interesting and even productive.

  1. Keep Learning

Having classes cancelled doesn’t mean we should stop from learning. There are thousands of great resources online in all possible fields to keep us busy. There are online courses available no matter what our interest is. Now is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge and gain new skills.

  1. Declutter and donate

Staying at home gives us more time to carefully look around to our belongings. Identify clothes and other things that are rarely used and clean up some space. There are people to have them for sure. Sort them and donate.

  1. Family time

Not all of us are fortunate to be always with their families. You can use the internet to connect with your loved ones when we are not with them. Staying at home is a great opportunity to catch up with family members and get some closure.

  1. Cook

A lot of us often turn to takeaway food due to a busy lifestyle of lack of time for cooking. Now, it’s the right time to learn to cook and spoil ourselves with homemade dishes.

  1. Keep moving

Life in the time of coronavirus can be scary and stressful, whether you are in quarantine or not. To fight the boredom, it’s time to turn ourselves to the mood-boosting power of dance. Dancing helps us fight toxic feelings of fear, anxiety and paranoia.

  1. Reflect

Having time for ourselves is a great opportunity to reflect on our personalities, identify our strengths and weaknesses to work with.

This time of crisis reminds us that we should unite, cooperate and be compassionate above anything else to solve the problem easily. Helping each other should be our priority in this kind of situation.


11/26/2019 (Permalink)


Holidays are fast approaching; many of us will be gathering and giving thanks with family and friends this
Thanksgiving Day. The holiday season is a busy time for all. As the winter months approach the risk of
fires increases. Kitchen is the most important place of the home, especially during the holidays.
Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, more than two times as many home-cooking fires
occur than on any other typical day. Keep yourself and your family safe this Thanksgiving with these
safety tips.
1. Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a
short period of time, turn off the stove.
2. Check the stove regularly if you're simmering, roasting, boiling, or baking.
3. Remain at home while you are cooking, use a timer to remind you that you’re cooking.
4. Keep things that can catch on fire - like oven mitts, towels, paper or plastic - away from you stove top.
5. Avoid wearing loose-fitting clothes while in the kitchen.
6. Always have a lid that fits your pot or a flat pan to quickly smother out a fire.
7. Never use a glass casserole or lid on the stove or burner, as it may explode from the heat.
8. Missing or dead batteries are the main reasons smoke alarms do not sound in response to a fire.
9. In case of an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed to prevent flames from spreading.
10. After a fire your stove and oven should be checked or serviced before using again.
11. Keep children at least 3 feet away from a hot stove.
12. Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children.
13. Make sure you have working smoke alarms, test them by pushing the test button.
14. Keep a fire extinguisher handy in the kitchen, and know how to use it.
15. After the party, walk around the home and ensure candles and fireplaces are extinguished,
unnecessary appliances are turned off, and no potential hazards (leftovers, sharp/flammable objects)
are in reach of your kids or pets.
Thanksgiving is the peak day for home-cooking fires. Cooking equipment was the leading cause of home
fires and fire injuries. Always make sure your holiday is safe and happy.


7/10/2019 (Permalink)


Earthquake is the shaking of the Earth’s surface resulting from the sudden release of energy in the lithosphere that creates seismic waves. It  range in size from  weak that they cannot be felt to those violent enough to toss people around and destroy whole cities. When the epicenter of a large earthquake is located offshore, the seabed may be displaced and cause tsunami. Earthquakes can also trigger landslides, and volcanic activity. The energy of a magnitude 4 earthquake is 31 times the energy of a magnitude 3 earthquake. The energy of a magnitude 5 earthquake is 31 times the energy of a magnitude 4 earthquake.

Things to Do Before an Earthquake

  1. Make sure you have a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, a battery-powered radio, a flashlight, and extra batteries at home.
  2. Learn first aid.
  3. Learn how to turn off the gas, water, and electricity.
  4. Make up a plan of where to meet your family after an earthquake.
  5. Don't leave heavy objects on shelves (they'll fall during a quake).
  6. Anchor heavy furniture, cupboards, and appliances to the walls or floor.
  7. Learn the earthquake plan at your school or workplace.

Things to Do During an Earthquake

  1. Stay calm! If you're indoors, stay inside. If you're outside, stay outside.
  2. If you're indoors, stand against a wall near the center of the building, stand in a doorway, or crawl under heavy furniture (a desk or table). Stay away from windows and outside doors.
  3. If you're outdoors, stay in the open away from power lines or anything that might fall. Stay away from buildings (stuff might fall off the building or the building could fall on you).
  4. Don't use matches, candles, or any flame. Broken gas lines and fire don't mix.
  5. If you're in a car, stop the car and stay inside the car until the earthquake stops.
  6. Don't use elevators (they'll probably get stuck anyway).

Things to Do After an Earthquake

  1. Check yourself and others for injuries.
  2. Check water, gas, and electric lines for damage. Turn on the radio. Don't use the phone unless it's an emergency.
  3. Stay out of damaged buildings.
  4. Be careful around broken glass and debris. Wear boots or sturdy shoes to keep from cutting your feet.
  5. Be careful of chimneys (they may fall on you).
  6. Stay away from beaches. Tsunamis sometimes hit after the ground has stopped shaking.
  7. Stay away from damaged areas.
  8. If you're at school or work, follow the emergency plan or the instructions of the person in charge.
  9. Expect aftershocks.

It is important to think about what you will do to protect yourself, wherever you are, when the earth begins to shake.